A knee surgeon specialises in diseases and injuries related to the knee. This includes the kneecap, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Technically they are an orthopaedic surgeon who has a particular interest in knee disorders and has undergone additional training as a result.
Common knee disorders which require surgery include sports injuries, e.g. torn cartilage, osteoarthritis, fractures and bursitis. Another equally common injury is damaged knee ligaments.
Examples of knee surgery include:
- Knee arthroscopy
- Partial knee replacement
- Full knee replacement
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Kneecap (patella) instability
Knee injuries are extremely common amongst sportspeople such as athletes and footballers. The main reason for this is the amount of pressure put on the knees caused by repetitive movements, twisting and turning which often results in torn cartilage or ligaments.
Some of our knee surgeons specialise in sports injuries such as ruptured tendons, torn cartilage or anterior cruciate ligament tears.
Role of a knee surgeon at Harley Street
This is a complex field of surgery which requires a high level of skill and expertise. Our knee surgeons have these plus years of experience, often in a particular sub-speciality such as sports injuries.
They are highly qualified, have often held an NHS consultant post before moving into private practice and are members of a professional body such as the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. They may also be a member of the British Orthopaedic Association as well.
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